Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I'm a hero!!!

I just finished giving blood! There was a blood drive at work today and a committee that I am on was sponsoring it. I volunteered to work at the drive, but wasn't sure if I was actually going to try to donate. Last time I tried, I was denied for low iron. Expecting that this would probably happen again, I figured, "what the heck!" the lowest "hematocrit" level that you can have to donate is a 38 - exactly what my count was! So, I did it! I feel pretty good. I got myself a little worked up since I didn't know what to expect and because of the fact that the girl on the gurney across from me was passing out as I was about to start my donation. But, I made it and have made it back to my office to tell about it!

I convinced my colleague, Trisha, to go and try it even though she was a bit freaked out. She is down there now. Go Trisha!!! I am so proud of her for being bold and trying it, too!

I know Jason has been really busy at work and away from his desk a lot, so hopefully we can get some pics up soon of the progress we made on the bathroom in the next few days. We hope to have it completely finished by the end of the weekend.

Later gators! Go donate blood - it is not that bad! :-)


Trisha said...

Way to go Amber. You are right, it wasn't that bad. I guess if I can give birth to a nine pound baby, I can give blood. Plus, the cool pink arm band makes it all worth while!

Our lovestory... said...

I agree! My pink arm band "like totally matches my outfit!" :-)

Way to conquer those fears!